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  • Portland Daily Sun publisher shuts down free paper weeks after buying Portland Phoenix

    PORTLAND — Portland Daily Sun Publisher Mark Guerringue confirmed Friday that the free newspaper will publish its final edition on Dec. 23. The paper’s two full-time staff members will move to the Portland Phoenix, which The Sun Newspapers Group, parent company of the Daily Sun...

  • Portland fire safety panel suggests new inspection department

    PORTLAND — A new city department dedicated to enforcing fire safety and housing ordinances, and conducting inspections, could be a recommendation of the task force set up in the aftermath of the Nov. 1 Noyes Street fire that killed six people. In their Dec. 17 meeting, task force mem...

  • Maietta Construction of Scarborough files for bankruptcy protection

    SCARBOROUGH — Maietta Construction has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland. The family owned company has been in the construction business in Scarborough for more than 40 years. According to a press release Thursday, it was hit hard by the ...

  • Cumberland County sheriff a candidate for Portland-Falmouth House seat

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion this morning announced he will seek the Democratic nomination to represent the North Deering neighborhood and West Falmouth in the state House of Representatives. Dion, who will not seek a fourth term as sheriff in November, would replac...

  • Maine groups, businesses continue relief efforts in Haiti

    SCARBOROUGH — Several groups of Maine people and businesses want the residents of Haiti to know that they have not been forgotten in the six months since the earthquake that devastated the country. A group of 40 local businesses, including Preti Flaherty, Reed & Reed and UNUM, ba...

  • South Portland council gives initial OK to plan to boost land bank

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to a plan to increase funding for the city's land bank, which is used to buy and maintain open space. Councilors also voted to make Thomas Street near City Hall one way in preparation for a new transit hub and bus ...

  • Beehives in Cape Elizabeth do double duty: Pollination, pain relief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Melinda Johnson believes in bees. Johnson, a 31-year-old Portland resident, has rheumatoid arthritis. She was diagnosed with the painful joint disorder at age 20, and now keeps bees for the holistic health benefits of their venom. "The bee sting mimics a react...

  • Scarborough council approves Cabela's plaza zoning changes

    SCARBOROUGH — Shoppers may soon enjoy the convenience of drive-through restaurants, see new signs and participate in special events at Gateway Plaza now that a fifth amendment to the contract zone has been approved. The Town Council voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve the amendment to the...

  • Cumberland animal rescuers to hold yard sale

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a shelter and adoption center for kittens and cats, is holding its annual yard sale next weekend at 302 Range Road. The sale will take place Friday, July 30, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, July 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Th...

  • Freeport food fest showcases more than beans

    Chef Chris Passett of the Azure Cafe selects vegetables and herbs for his eventual winning dish in the Top Chef competition of the L.L. Bean Food Festival on Saturday, July 17, in Freeport.